OSHA Confirms Effective Date for Beryllium Rule Direct Final Rule

On the July 3, 2018 Federal Register, OSHA confirmed the effective date of its direct final rule (DFR) adopting a number of clarifying amendments to the beryllium standard for general industry that it issued on May 7, 2018. The DFR will become effective on July 6, 2018.

The rule clarifies aspects of the beryllium standard for general industry where workers may be exposed to materials containing less than .1% beryllium by weight. This includes clarification of the definitions of Beryllium Work Area, emergency, dermal contact, beryllium contamination, and provisions for disposal and recycling.

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OSHA Confirms Effective Date for Beryllium Rule Direct Final Rule, 83 FR 31045 (2018).